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AZ Business Magazine

About AZ Business Magazine

Over the past two-and-a-half decades, Arizona Business Magazine has grown to encompass not just Arizona Business Magazine, but also a whole host of other publications and signature events. Arizona Business Magazine is the state’s leading monthly business publication. Published by AZ Big Media, the magazine covers a wide-range of topics focusing on the Arizona business scene, and is aimed at high-level corporate executives and business owners.

Phoenix a Top 5 City for Small Business

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Phoenix is one of America’s top five cities for creating small business opportunities and opening doors for entrepreneurs according to the National Federation of Independent Business. The national organization cites “Phoenix’s rebounding economy, favorable climate and entrepreneurial culture” as elements that attract small business owners. NFIB specifically recognized the City Council’s recent steps to improve… Read More →

Glendale supports tribe’s casino plan

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The Glendale City Council has approved a resolution to support the Tohono O’Odham Nation’s proposal to build a casino near the city’s sports and entertainment district. The council voted 4-3 Tuesday to back the plan that the tribe projects will have a $300 million annual economic impact. The Tohono O’Odham has been pushing a proposal… Read More →

Navajo Nation plans tribal energy summit

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The Navajo Nation is hugely dependent on coal for revenue. Tribal officials want to get their government talking about how to diversify the portfolio at an energy summit. The tribe’s Division of Natural Resources is sponsoring the summit to be held July 23-24 at the Twin Arrows Navajo Casino Resort east of Flagstaff. Navajo President… Read More →

Trish Bear – Most Influential Women in Arizona Business

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Trish Bear – President and CEO, I-ology Bear’s leadership helped make I-ology, a 16-year-old web strategy and development firm, one of Arizona’s fastest-growing woman-owned businesses. Greatest accomplishment: “After 16 years of business, leading the organization out of a brutal recession and launching a revised business model that creates more value for both clients and employees.” Surprising… Read More →

Nazneen Aziz – Most Influential Women in Arizona Business

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Nanzeen Aziz – Senior Vice President and Chief Research Officer, Phoenix Children’s Hospital Aziz has held executive leadership positions in healthcare, biotechnology and was on the faculty at Harvard. She received her Ph.D. from MIT. Greatest accomplishment: “Imbuing the love of science and medicine to my daughters, who are both headed towards a career in… Read More →

UA College of Medicine Accredited Through 2022

Mayo Medical Schools Expands to Arizona

The medical education program at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson, designed to train the next generation of highly skilled physicians dedicated to improving patient care and advancing the state of medical knowledge, has earned accreditation through 2022, a full eight-year term. The Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME), the accreditation authority… Read More →

Fisher & Phillips Updates FMLA Leave App

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Fisher & Phillips LLP announced that it has released Version 2 of its popular FMLA Leave Calculator App. The law firm has also added a web browser version of the app along with the iOS and Android versions. The earlier version of the app released last June has been downloaded more than 1,600 times and… Read More →

TGen study finds origin of lung fungus

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Cryptococcus gattii, a virulent fungus that has invaded the Pacific Northwest is highly adaptive and warrants global “public health vigilance,” according to a study by an international team led by the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen). C. gattii, which likely originated in Brazil, is responsible for dozens of deaths in recent years since it was… Read More →

UA Shows Curcumin Effect on Colon Cancer

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A team of researchers led by the University of Arizona Steele Children’s Research Center discovered that curcumin—the bioactive molecule derived from the spice turmeric—blocks the protein cortactin in colon cancer. Cortactin, a protein essential for cell movement, frequently is overexpressed in cancer, thus facilitating cancer cell metastasis to other organs in the body. Colon cancer… Read More →

SRP Water Supply Good after Sparse 2014 Runoff

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In case anyone missed it, the five-month 2014 winter runoff season finished quite a bit like the previous three January-through-May periods: DRY. In fact, this year’s five-month snowmelt season produced only 148,000 acre-feet _ the eighth-driest since Salt River Project has been keeping records for the last 116 years and the fourth consecutive year with… Read More →

Bank of America Volunteers Help Students

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Nearly 1,100 Bank of America associates in the metro Phoenix area will be spending time helping school children prepare for the coming school year at the Back to School Clothing Drive. Volunteers will help in many areas, including as “personal shoppers” for the thousands of schoolchildren who will pass through Alhambra High School this week… Read More →

Az Business Magazine July/August 2014

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THEY ARE WOMEN, HEAR THEM ROAR By most accounts, Arizona is a great state for women in business. While Arizona is ranked 15th among U.S. states and territories by population, it ranks 6th in terms of growth and economic clout among women-owned businesses, according to an American Express OPEN report. Arizona has about 137,600 women-owned… Read More →

Innovators get boost from Arizona Commerce Authority

Staying Innovative as a One Man Operation

The Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA) has selected 18 recipients for AZ Fast Grant, a highly competitive grant program that provides qualified Arizona-based, early stage technology companies with intensive training and technical assistance to help them commercialize their innovations, grow their businesses and create quality jobs. “Early stage companies play a key role in developing innovations… Read More →

Meritage Homes to Acquire Legendary Communities

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Meritage Homes Corporation, a leading U.S. homebuilder, announced its definitive agreement to acquire the homebuilding assets and operations of Atlanta-based Legendary Communities for a purchase price of approximately $130 million. Legendary is one of the largest privately-held homebuilders operating along the I-85 corridor of the Southeastern U.S. with a significant presence in the Atlanta and… Read More →

Arizona MPI honors excellence with awards

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The Arizona Sunbelt Chapter of Meeting Professionals International (AzMPI) recently recognized its members who went above and beyond to volunteer for the chapter. Winners include: Rising Star Award presented to Troy Peters with Video West; James A. Fausel Student of the Year Award presented to Shelby Wray, ASU; Committee of the Year Award presented to… Read More →